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Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge. | The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium works with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties to ensure that this biodiversity heritage is made available to a global audience through open access principles. In partnership with the Internet Archive and through local digitization efforts, the BHL has digitized millions of pages of taxonomic literature, representing nearly 100,000 titles and over 160,000 volumes.

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158,029
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Year
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1949
957
1929
2,164
1928
2,310
1927
2,413
1926
2,049
1925
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Topics & Subjects
11,815
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs
11,517
Flowers Seeds Catalogs
9,524
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs
8,129
Natural history
7,919
Science
7,042
Botany
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Creator
1,207
united states. bureau of entomology and plant quarantine
724
u.s. fish and wildlife service
684
golden gate audubon society.; audubon association of the pacific.; audubon society of the pacific.
550
united states national museum
530
united states. bureau of fisheries
508
engelmann, george,
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Language
115,698
English
14,331
German
11,311
French
2,574
Latin
2,402
Spanish
2,221
Italian
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botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
eye 1,348
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
eye 1,132
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
eye 1,448
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jan 16, 2018 Greene, William Thomas; Dutton, Frederick George
texts
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statement of responsibility: by W.T. Greene, with notes on several species by the Hon. and Rev. F.G. Dutton.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Cage birds, Parrots
Daisy Books for the Print Disabled
Dec 2, 2017 Schärfe, Joachim Eduard, 1919-
texts
eye 85
favorite 0
comment 1
Translation of Echolotfibel
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Echo sounding, Underwater acoustics
( 1 reviews )
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Oct 19, 2017 Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946
texts
eye 23,377
favorite 18
comment 1
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Topics: Birds -- Folklore, Birds
Cornell University Library
texts
eye 1,006
favorite 1
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topics: Cetacea, Sealing, Whaling
The Library of Congress
Sep 23, 2017 [Radcliffe, Lewis], 1880- [from old catalog]
texts
eye 1,680
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Topics: Cooking, Whales, Porpoises. [from old catalog]
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Sep 23, 2017 Bullen, Frank Thomas, 1857-1915
texts
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comment 1
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Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Sep 16, 2017 Anderson, John, 1833-1900; Boulenger, George Albert, 1858-1937. Fishes of the Nile; De Winton, William Edward
texts
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1. Reptilia and Batrachia, by J. Anderson. 1898.--2. Mammalia, by J. Anderson. 1902.--3, 4. The fishes of the Nile, by G. A. Boulenger. 2 vol. 1907
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Topic: Zoology
The New York Academy of Medicine Library
Sep 15, 2017 Kīrtikara, Kānhobā Raṇachoḍadāsa, 1849-1917.; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930, joint author.
texts
eye 119
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The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Botany, Medical, Medicinal plants, Materia medica, Vegetable
Cornell University Library
Aug 13, 2017 Hervey, A. B. (Alpheus Baker), 1839-1931; Sprague, Isaac, 1811-1895
texts
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topics: Flowers, Botany
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Topics: Description and travel, L'Espérance (Corvette), Scientific Expeditions, South America, Thétis...
San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives
Jul 21, 2017 Klauber, Laurence Monroe,1883-1968
texts
eye 33
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comment 1
Cover title
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Snakes, Snakes
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jul 18, 2017 American Society for Microbiology; Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Breed, Robert S. (Robert Stanley), 1877-1956
texts
eye 113,012
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comment 6
Includes bibliographies
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Topics: Bacteriology, Bacteria -- classification, Bacteriology
Cornell University Library
Jul 9, 2017 Page, William, 1861-1934, ed
texts
eye 3,442
favorite 1
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jun 24, 2017 Dieter, George Ellwood
texts
eye 39,765
favorite 14
comment 4
Includes bibliography
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Topics: Strength of materials, Physical metallurgy, Metal-work
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
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comment 1
Biography index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Science, Technology
botanicus
texts
eye 1,032
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comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bulbs, Pictorial works
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Apr 19, 2017 zhong guo si yong zhi wu zhi bian ji wei yuan hui中国饲用植物志编辑委员会
texts
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comment 1
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Topic: botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Apr 19, 2017 zhong guo ke xue yuan xin jiang zong he kao cha dui bian
texts
eye 5,010
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comment 1
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Topic: botany
Cornell University Library
Mar 27, 2017 Knuth, Paul, 1854-1899; Knuth, Paul, 1854-1899; Müller, Hermann, 1829-1883; Ainsworth Davis, J. R. (James Richard), 1861-1934
texts
eye 3,063
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comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topic: Fertilization of plants
Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Mar 21, 2017 S.D. Riegel & Sons; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
texts
eye 44
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comment 1
Cover title
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Topics: Nursery stock Georgia Catalogs, Peppers Seeds Catalogs
statement of responsibility: Jean Charles Chenu
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 16, 2017 Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio, 1723-1788; Trattner, Johann Thomas (I, Wenen) prt
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statement of responsibility: J.A. Scopoli.
( 1 reviews )
Darwin Library; Title ID 145360
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jan 24, 2017 J. Caldecott, L. Miles (Eds), UNEP-WCMC
texts
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Source: London, UK
( 1 reviews )
pt. 1. General history of invention and improvement.--pt. 2. Pioneer manufacturing centers
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Topics: Agricultural machinery, Agricultural machinery industry
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nov 24, 2016 Kendall, Carl, 1947-; Hawkins, John, 1946-; Bossen, Laurel, 1945-
texts
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comment 1
Includes bibliographies and index
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: botany, Ethnology, Indians of Central America, Indians of Mexico
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Sep 5, 2016 Munson Steamship Line
texts
eye 5,293
favorite 1
comment 1
Shelved with: Cuba review and bulletin
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Topic: Cuba -- Periodicals
Cornell University Library
Sep 4, 2016 Wortley, E. J. (E. Jocelyn)
texts
eye 36,829
favorite 3
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topic: Poultry
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Aug 30, 2016 Beveridge, W. I. B. (William Ian Beardmore), 1908-
texts
eye 20,445
favorite 22
comment 1
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Topic: Research
Natural History Museum Library, London
Aug 28, 2016 British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology. [Mammals]; Hinton, Martin Alister Campbell, 1883-1961
texts
eye 1,949
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comment 1
3 4 5 6
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Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Jul 16, 2016
texts
eye 1,546
favorite 0
comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jul 10, 2016 United States National Museum; Smithsonian Institution; United States. Dept. of the Interior
texts
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comment 1
Many numbers issued in parts
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jun 26, 2016 Institut für Meereskunde zu Berlin
texts
eye 1,781
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comment 1
"Sammlung volkstümlicher Vortrage zum Verständnis der Nationalen Bedeutung von Meer und Seewesen."
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Oceanography
Mode of access: Internet
( 1 reviews )
Topics: botany, Sulod (Philippine people)
botanicus
Apr 28, 2016 Meerburgh, Jacobum.; Meerburgh, Nicolaas,
texts
eye 436
favorite 1
comment 1
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1798, Botany, Early works to 1800, Icones, Netherlands, Pictorial works, rbgenr
Mode of access: Internet
( 1 reviews )
Topic: botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Mar 22, 2016 Potter, George Edwin, 1898-
texts
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favorite 10
comment 1
Bibliography: p. 889-904
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Topic: Zoology
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Landscape architecture, Landscape gardening
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jan 27, 2016 Beebe, William, 1877-1962
texts
eye 1,612
favorite 1
comment 1
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Topics: Natural history -- Mexico, Birds -- Mexico
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Topics: Birds, Birds, Birds
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Jan 18, 2016 Institute of Malacology; University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology. Mollusk Division
texts
eye 6,436
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comment 1
Biological abstracts
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Topics: Mollusks, Mollusca
( 1 reviews )
Topics: California, Description and travel, History, Oregon, Pacific Coast, Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nov 12, 2015
texts
eye 1,520
favorite 1
comment 1
Issues numbered consecutively, parts 1- 29
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Topic: Insects
Cornell University Library
Nov 6, 2015 Saussure, Henri de, 1829-1905
texts
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Izvi͡estii͡a, Imperatorskago obshchestva li͡ubiteleĭ estestvoznanii͡a, antropologii i etnografii, t. 26, vyp. 3
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Topics: Scoliidae, Wasps
Smithsonian Field Books
Oct 22, 2015 Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985
texts
eye 196
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comment 1
restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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Topics: Herpetology, Ichthyology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 610
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comment 1
Half-title: United States exploring expedition
( 1 reviews )
Topic: United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
botanicus
texts
eye 5,536
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comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Botany, Pictorial works
( 1 reviews )
Topics: America, Central America, Colonies, Discoveries in geography, Discovery and exploration, Early...
botanicus
Aug 10, 2015 Baird, Spencer Fullerton,; Conrad, T. A.; Emory, William H.; Englemann, George,; Girard, Charles Fre?de?ric,; Hall, James,; Parry, Charles Christopher,; Schott, Arthur,; Torrey, John,; United States.
texts
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( 1 reviews )
botanicus
Aug 10, 2015 Baird, Spencer Fullerton,; Conrad, T. A.; Emory, William H.; Englemann, George,; Girard, Charles Fre?de?ric,; Hall, James,; Parry, Charles Christopher,; Schott, Arthur,; Torrey, John,; United States.
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favorite 1
comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Aug 10, 2015 United States. Dept. of the Interior; Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887; Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887; Conrad, T. A. (Timothy Abbott), 1803-1877; Englemann, George, 1809-1884; Hall, James, 1811-1898; Parry, Charles Christopher, 1823-1890; Schott, Arthur, 1814-1875; Torrey, John, 1796-1873; Girard, Charles, 1822-1895
texts
eye 1,177
favorite 0
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extracted picklist
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Geology, Botany, Zoology
statement of responsibility: Ex toto terrarum orbe collegit, digessit, descripsit, et de pingendum curavit Albertus Seba.
( 1 reviews )
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jul 16, 2015 Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675; Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675. Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri II; Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675. Historiae naturalis de insectis libri III; Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675. Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis libri IV; Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675. Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V; Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675. Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI; Castelli, Pietro, d. ca. 1657. Hyaena odorifera; Merian, Matthaeus, 1621-1687, ill; Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984, former owner. DSI; Roper, Clyde F. E., 1937- , donor. DSI; De Man, Peter, former owner. DSI; Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887, former owner. DSI; Richmond, Charles Wallace, 1868-1932, former owner. DSI; Pitfield, Alexander, 1658-1728, former owner. DSI; Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978, former owner. DSI
texts
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favorite 4
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statement of responsibility: Johannes Jonstonus, Medicinae Doctor, concinnavit
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Zoology, Animals, Birds, Insects, Snakes
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jun 16, 2015 Peterson, Ross A; Erickson, Raymond E
texts
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comment 1
Mode of access: Internet
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: botany, Airplanes
Cornell University Library
May 27, 2015 Busch, Wilhelm, 1832-1908; Watkins, Hezekiah; Cotton, William Charles, 1813-1879
texts
eye 506
favorite 0
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Bees
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Apr 23, 2015 Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society; Cork Cuvierian Society; Natural History Society of Dublin
texts
eye 2,754
favorite 0
comment 1
Includes bibliographical references and index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Natural history, Biology, Geology, Natural history -- Ireland, Botany
Natural History Museum Library, London
texts
eye 1,911
favorite 0
comment 1
Formerly: Observations et Mémoires sur la Physique, sur l'Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts et Métiers, etc
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Mar 23, 2015 New York Academy of Sciences
texts
eye 959
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comment 1
Biological abstracts
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Topic: Science
Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Mar 10, 2015 John Lewis Childs (Firm); Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
texts
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comment 1
Title from cover
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Topics: Commercial catalogs Seeds, Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs, Seeds Catalogs, Flowers Catalogs,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 25, 2015 Peterson, Maude Gridley, b. 1871
texts
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comment 1
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Plants, Fruit, Leaves
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 17, 2015 British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology; Boulenger, George Albert, 1858-1937
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eye 1,188
favorite 0
comment 1
With systematic and alphabetical indexes, the alphabetical index in v. 3 covering the three volumes
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Topic: Serpents
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 8, 2015 Mansfield, William James, 1878-
texts
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comment 1
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Topics: Plant anatomy, Medicinal plants
Error in paging, v.2: p.175 numbered 157
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Topics: Essex (Frigate), Voyages and travels
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
Dec 11, 2014 Phillips, Henry, 1775-1838
texts
eye 1,209
favorite 3
comment 1
Added engraved t.p
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature
The Library of Congress
Dec 8, 2014
texts
eye 483
favorite 3
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fables, English, Botany
botanicus
texts
eye 1,151
favorite 0
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Periodicals, Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nov 27, 2014 Seebohm, Henry, 1832-1895; Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, 1847-1909
texts
eye 1,971
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comment 1
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Topics: Birds -- Nests, Birds -- Great Britain
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nov 17, 2014 Institute of Botany, CAS ctb; zheng mian cre
texts
eye 616
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comment 2
Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: botany, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Oct 24, 2014 Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August, 1834-1919
texts
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Each plate is accompanied by a page of description
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Topic: Sponges
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Oct 24, 2014 Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August, 1834-1919
texts
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comment 1
Includes bibliographies
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Topics: Radiolaria, Radiolaria, Fossil, Rhizopoda